Young Artists Selected for 2007 Canada Winter Games
Three young artists from Nova Scotia have been selected to develop their talents at the 2007 Canada Winter Games being held in Whitehorse, Yukon. These artists are among 39 across the country who will explore the parallels between the athlete and the artist through the National Artists Program at the 2007 Canada Winter Games from Feb. 23 to Mar. 10. “This is a wonderful opportunity for these creative and talented young Nova Scotians,” said Len Goucher, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “The National Artist Program will enhance their appreciation of the pursuit of excellence through a combination of sport and cultural activity.” The three artists selected to represent Nova Scotia are: Michael Cluett, 20, a multi-faceted Mi’kmaq musician from Halifax who is studying arts at Dalhousie University. Aaron Maclean, 20, a painter and filmmaker from Cape North who is studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Lisa Snow, 22, an actress, singer and dancer from Fall River who recently graduated from Dalhousie University and is launching a career as a professional actress. The National Young Artists Program is a two-week artistic residency where young people representing a broad range of disciplines, including theatre, music, dance, visual arts or literary arts, get to work with leading Canadian artists. Working collaboratively, they create new multi-disciplinary works which are presented during two evening performances at the closing of the Games. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. About 300 Nova Scotia athletes, coaches, managers, and artists are expected to participate. Further information on Team Nova Scotia and the 2007 Canada Winter Games is available online at ns.canadagames.ca .